About the Author
Veronica Hughes, aka Polly St. John Hughes
I am a native San Franciscan currently living in the mountains of Northern California. I have been married for twenty-six years to Gregory Hughes, my spiritual buddy and the love of my life. We have 2 adorable dogs, Bisou and Bubba. I have a step-son is Shayne, who is married to Lara. We have 2 grandchildren, Gabriel and Jeremi.
After becoming disillusioned with the Catholic Church in my late teens I decided that Christianity was not for me. In my early 20s, after a prolonged illness, I went on a quest to find healing and inner peace. I became involved in personal growth movements, the occult, Eastern religions, channeling, alternative healing (I was a massage therapist and healer for twenty years), and meditation techniques. For twenty years I was convinced that I could find what I was seeking outside of Christianity. Yet inner peace and true healing eluded me. Then in an amazing and shocking series of events my life took a dramatic and unexpected turn.
My book is a candid, engaging, non-judgmental view into my life-long spiritual journey and struggles to come to terms with Christianity and finally find the “Peace that passes all understanding.” in the Eastern Orthodox Church.
If you are a modern seeker trying to find your way back to Christ, my book will open a window into Ancient Christianity and its most heartfelt and sacred traditions preserved for more than 2000 years in Eastern Orthodoxy Church.
For those who are Orthodox, My Pearl is a gripping story that will validate your faith and offer support to those of you that are challenged to find a way to share your faith with family and friends who are into Eastern or New Age practices.
May God bless you and thank you for visiting my blog,
To view a short video with Veronica taking about her book click here.